Andrew Gilligan

Cycling Commissioner

Andrew was born in London and educated at Grey Court School, Richmond, Kingston College of Further Education and Cambridge University.

As a journalist he has worked for the London Evening Standard, Channel 4, the Today Programme and The Spectator. He will continue to work part time as a reporter for the Daily and Sunday Telegraph newspapers. Andrew has won various awards for his journalism, including Journalist of the Year at the British Press Awards. As a journalist and blogger, Andrew has written extensively about the need for improved cycle facilities. He devised and launched the Evening Standard's 2007 'Safer Cycling' campaign.

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